U of Mississippi Seeks to Move Confederate Monument

March 22, 2019

The University of Mississippi is seeking to move from the center of campus a Confederate statue that has been controversial for decades. Larry D. Sparks, the interim chancellor, sent an email to the campus in which he noted that the Associated Student Body, Graduate Student Council, Faculty Senate and Staff Council had all voted this year to urge the statue to be moved. Sparks indicated he agreed, and that the university would try to do so. He also indicated that various approvals still must be received. "The university has submitted a notice of intent to the Department of Archives and History. The process to secure the necessary approvals for this relocation will require some time," he wrote. "We will work diligently toward this goal by respecting and abiding by state rules, regulations and policies that govern the process of relocation, and by continuing to provide updates to the university community as the process moves forward."

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